Ohio four-star WR intrigued by Sun Devils

Dwayne Stanford holds an impressive list of scholarship offers and naturally the competition for his services is very fierce. The Cincinnati Taft wide receiver will certainly have his pick of schools and as it stands now Arizona State should be on his short list of suitors. Devils Digest caught up with Stanford to get his impressions of his recruitment by ASU.

"Recruiting with Arizona State is going really well," said the 6-4 195-pound Dwayne Stanford. "They came on the scene kind of late, but I have been talking a lot with (ASU wide receivers) coach Broussard all summer and we developed a great relationship.

"I like how he (Broussard) is real with me. He never sugarcoats anything. He tells me what I'm good at and what I need to work on and how I would fit in their offense."

Stanford admitted that compared to his suitors he isn't all that familiar with the Sun Devils. Nonetheless, his preliminary research of ASU has already peaked his interest.

"They run a spread offense and the give the receivers the ball a lot," Stanford explained. "That is what is intriguing me about the offense they run. If I go there I know I can put up some big numbers. I can have a real nice college career there."

The wide receiver posted 44 catches for 865 yards and nine touchdowns in his junior campaign, and reported a 35-inch vertical jump.

"I'm a big target and if you throw the ball anywhere near me I will go up and get it," said Stanford of his skills. "I take pride in my hands and I don't drop a lot of balls. A lot of receivers these days are just speedy guys that can't catch the ball well and that's not me.

"One of my weaknesses is route running but that will come with coaching at the next level."

Stanford indicated that one official visit that he has already scheduled is LSU on Oct.8th, and added that he plans to map out the rest of his official visits later this week. Alabama, USC and Michigan are the primary schools that the Taft standout will look as possible visit destinations.

ASU according to Stanford is certainly also in the mix to receive an official visit.

"They are on my (visit) list right now and they are a school I want to see this fall," Stanford remarked. "Like I said the relationship me and coach Broussard have is really good, the offense they run is real intriguing and I think I can really grow into a good receiver there.

"They are definitely a school I'm looking at as far as visits go."

The Ohio wide receiver said that he plans to take all his official visits during the season, since he doesn't plan to make his announcement in the winter.

"I want to take all my visits in September and October," Stanford stated. "When I'm done with all my visits I'll be ready to make a decision. I'm not trying to wait until the Army All-American game or anything like that."

With schools all across the nation vying for his services, Stanford claimed that distance will absolutely not be a factor in his ultimate decision.

"I'm looking for a school that I know I live at for the next four years," Stanford said. "I also want to go to a school where I know the coaches can develop me into an NFL wide receiver.

"My teammate Adolphus Washington is being recruited by a lot of the same schools that are recruiting me (ASU included), and we talk on a daily basis how we want to go to the same school. That is something that we want to do."

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